Welcome to Graduate Study at USC
The University of Southern California is a diverse community of scholars, located in the heart of Los Angeles --- a dynamic center for technology, health services, media and the arts. USC has more than 400 graduate programs offered by the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences and professional schools.
Admissions & Financial Aid
For information about admission to graduate programs at USC, visit the Graduate Admission website as well as the website of the school or department to which you are applying. For information about financing your graduate education, visit the USC Financial Aid website.
All new graduate students are invited to participate in Graduate Orientation. Topics covered include campus services, academic resources, and public safety. Your school or department may offer a separate orientation program geared to the specific concerns of your field of study. International students are required to participate in new graduate student orientation.
Diversity, Inclusion & Access (DIA)
The DIA initiative ensures that diversity, inclusion, and access are part of the very fabric of USC. The objectives of DIA are to help USC schools and programs increase diversity, build new pathways to attract highly qualified underrepresented students to USC graduate programs and to support graduate students as they progress toward their professional goals. For more information, see Diversity, Inclusion & Access (DIA).